Obituaries for June 22

Charleston “Charlie” Kahalaonapuana Awai Sr., 69, of Portland, Ore., died Jan. 23 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mason tender and founder and head coach of Wailani and Kai Malia canoe clubs. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (June 26) at Onekahakaha Beach Park Pavilion No. 1. Casual attire; face mask and social distancing required. Bring beach chairs and tents. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Survived by wife, Veronica “Tootsie” Awai of Portland; sons, Charleston (Davonne) Awai Jr. of Keaau and Moses “Keala” (Christie) Awai of Paauilo; daughters, Melissa (James) Palakiko of Hilo, Summer (Isaac) Apodaca-Awai of Portland and Devin (John) Forrester of Mountain View; brothers, William “Kalei” Hopeau and Douglas (Isabella) Awai of Hilo, Charles (Claudia) Awai of Waimanalo, Oahu, Wayne (Kathy) Awai of Waikoloa and Collins (Caridad) Awai of Portland; sister, Jenny K. Silva of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Mari Bumatay and Janice Bumatay of Hilo; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.